We Were Eight Years in Power
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy is a collection of essays by Ta-Nehisi Coates originally from The Atlantic magazine between 2008 and 2016 over the course of the American Barack Obama administration. It includes the titles that launched his career: "The Case for Reparations" and "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration". Each of the essays is introduced with the author's reflections.Time magazine listed We Were Eight Years in Power as one of its top ten non-fiction books of 2017.
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date of publication: 2017
main subject: ethnic groups of the United States